Name of Podcast: 사암침과 한의학 (Saam Acupuncture and Korean Medicine) (Phonetic: Saamchimgua hanuihak)
What topics are covered: Korean Traditional Medicine, acupuncture, disease treatment, understanding the human body, diseases that can be cured by acupuncture, and etc.
Why is it good to listen? Acupuncture is not the treatment that only doctors and masters can do. If you learn the science and medical principle of acupuncture, you do it in your house. This podcast explains the basic knowledge of Korean traditional medicine and how to perform acupuncture in the videos. For most people the Korean language used will be interesting as some of the words may be less common.
This Korean podcast is not intended to replace going to see a doctor, for learners of Korean it’s about learning more about the Korean language and Korean culture. Traditional Korean Medicine is a part of Korean culture.
This podcast can be found on iTunes here
How often are the podcasts updated? At least three episodes are uploaded in a week.
Length of the podcasts: Each episode is about thirty minutes long.
Description: This podcast contains professional contents. Korean medicine doctor Kang and acupuncture Master Jeon put essential information on the videos. In the video there is information going from very basic knowledge to advanced level TKM knowledge. The hosts explains the cause of diseases from a point of view of Traditional Korean Medicine. This might be different from Western medicine’s point of view, which is interesting to compare those two.
Master Jeon introduces the herbs used as medicine. The listeners may learn each herb’s usage, how to mix up those herb, and how much amount of herb needs to be used.
The terms that are used in the podcast are 100% Hanja which is Chinese characters used in Korean language. This is very challenging to study if the listener does not have any knowledge of Hanja.
Summary: Learning how to perform acupuncture and necessary basic knowledge of Traditional Korean Medicine.